MISSION CREEP

mission creep: noun. A gradual shift in objectives, often resulting in an
unplanned long-term commitment

Tess and Liam are determined to get off the planet at any cost. On paper, they're the perfect applicants for Britain's intergalactic relocation project: they’re young, fertile, and their queerplatonic relationship might even pass for heterosexual bliss. All that’s left is to...
mission creep: noun. A gradual shift in objectives, often resulting in an
unplanned long-term commitment

Tess and Liam are determined to get off the planet at any cost. On paper, they're the perfect applicants for Britain's intergalactic relocation project: they’re young, fertile, and their queerplatonic relationship might even pass for heterosexual bliss. All that’s left is to get past Mary and the interview…and if they have to do one or two extra things
to impress the panel, isn’t it worth it to avoid the apocalypse?

Mission Creep began as a short play in early 2018, making the rounds at scratch nights hosted by Cuckoo Bang Productions, Controlled Chaos UK, and Unmasked Theatre. With their support, it was developed into a full-length play.

“The piece achieves a balance between comedy and an undercurrent of horror, discussing being bi, being asexual – and being watched, filmed and trapped into something you never signed up for.” Sussex Playwrights, http://www.sussexplaywrights.co.uk/the-brighton-scratch-night/

Content warnings: this play contains swearing, a nuclear war setting, onstage intimacy (fully clothed), mentions of homophobia and biphobia, and discussions of death, pregnancy, consent, and peril. Suitable for ages 16+
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MISSION CREEP

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  • Mia McCullough:
    8 Nov. 2018
    Smart, funny, weird. A look at sexual sacrifices in a dystopian future.
  • Steven G. Martin:
    1 Aug. 2018
    How far would you go to pass as someone you're not? What would you hide? What would you force yourself to do? Where would you draw the line? Bee Scott's one-act play Mission Creep dramatizes how the survival instinct leads Tess and Liam to disavow parts of their lives. Clearly drawn, life-or-death conflict. Nice pacing to reveal the horrifying given circumstances. No answers, just questions ... which I love.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Unmasked Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Cuckoo Bang
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Controlled Chaos UK
    ,
    2018
  • Workshop
    ,
    Brighton Scratch Night
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Fringe
    ,
    Controlled Chaos Theatre Company
    ,
    2019

Awards

Winner
,
Audience Vote for Best New Play
,
Brighton Fringe Scratch Night by Unmasked Theatre
,
2018